There has been much pessimism lately about the prospect of reforms to the nation’s immigration laws happening any time soon. Though the Senate passed a sweeping immigration reform bill in June, little progress has been made in the House, where conservative opposition is stronger. Political prognosticators say that if no legislation is passed by year’s end, it will likely be too late, with 2014 an election year.
Time, then, is running out. Immigration advocates and pro-reform lawmakers have been pressuring the House to take action, and they need to continue. President Barack Obama just turned up pressure, saying that the Senate bill “is sitting there, waiting for the House to pass it.” He added: “This can and should get done by the end of this year.”
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